Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Rock 'n'Roll Stormtroopers - I'm a Rebel
Rock'n'Roll Stormtroopers I'm a Rebel 7" (Incognito, 1999)
Hidden behind one of the worst record covers ever is one gem of an EP. Germany's Rock'n'Roll Stormtroopers put forth one of the most perfect matings of punk and glam, coming up with something that sounds one step removed from the great Hubble Bubble. Don't believe me? Listen to Shut Your Mouth and Bulldozers (On the Loose) and dig the Slade/Sweet goes punk rock and that jackhammer drumming and if it doesn't bring to mind Our Belgian Heroes, well, forget you! I don't know how many of these were pressed but I gotta think about a thousand, given that this came out at the tail end of Incognito's big vinyl push. I don't imagine that these are too uncommon. A combo of it getting released during the late 90s vinyl glut and the shitty sleeve makes me think it is sitting in hundreds of dollar bins everywhere. Do pick it up, the four songs on this one are all keepers. _ Scott S.